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Gramona’s long aged sparkling wines

One of the great things about Spanish wines is that there is almost always an interesting story - behind a particular wine, or portfolio...

Post-Brexit wine woes?

I’m writing this on the 1st February, 2020, the day that the UK cut loose from the European Community, to sail a different, as...

Drinking with eight virgins

Whilst perfectly pleasant, the 8 Vírgenes, dry white wine from Bodegas La Zorra, wasn’t my favourite wine of the portfolio sent to me as...

Sparkling wine

When I first wrote about this winery, nearly four years ago, I titled it Cavas Llopart. My guess is that many readers will know...

Wine tasting in Mallorca!

A short break in Mallorca, she said. Yeah, great idea, I reply, reaching covertly for the wine guide! You see, a wine person is never...

Holiday highlights!

Yes, Darling, THE highlight of the Christmas, New Year and Three Kings Holidays was, of course, being with you and the family – goes...

Happy New Year to you!

Thank you for reading me during 2019, and I hope you’ll continue so doing in 2020, the rest of the new decade, and maybe...

Costa News Top Ten Spanish wines 2019!

So, without further ado, here, in reverse order, are my Top Ten wines of the year! 10. Rós, Rosé wine from Bodegas Tandem (in collaboration...

Albarín & Prieto Picudo

An engaging double act in Castilla y León Firstly, the area – Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León is a huge wine making area,...

Christmas festive fizz – and some!

Claire and I are fully paid up members of the pressure group, ‘Keep Christmas in December’! I don’t know about you, of course, but...

Wines for Christmas Day 2019

I always like to start Christmas Day with some fizz! Here in Spain, these days, we have a multitude of sparkling wines from which...

Tractor wines

Any readers who have student grandchildren (great grandchildren?!) studying Social Science and the like, who are stuck re their PhD Thesis? Well, I may...

Figure Libre – Freestyle wines

On occasion the atmosphere in our Methodist (yep, that’s the one that generally ‘bans’ alcohol!) house when I was growing up was a touch...

Wine pairing dinner

There’s a recommended order in which wines should be tasted – i.e. White through to Red; Dry to Sweet; and Young to Old. It’s...

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